List of ship classes of World War II

The List of ship classes of World War II is an alphabetical list of all ship classes that served in World War II. Only actual classes are included as opposed to unique ships (which are still included if they were the only one of a class to be built, for example, HMS Hood was the first of the four planned Admiral-class battlecruisers, but the other three were cancelled.) [1][2][3][4]

The list of ships of World War II contains major military vessels of the war, arranged alphabetically and by type. The list includes armed vessels that served during the war and in the immediate aftermath, inclusive of localized ongoing combat operations, garrison surrenders, post-surrender occupation, colony re-occupation, troop and prisoner repatriation, to the end of 1945. For smaller vessels, see also List of World War II ships of less than 1000 tons. Some uncompleted Axis ships are included, out of historic interest. Ships are designated to the country under which they operated for the longest period of the World War II, regardless of where they were built or previous service history.

Ship classes of World War II

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Class Type Country Launch Years Displacement (tons) Number

(wartime/total built)

250t Torpedo boat/gunboat  Romanian Naval Forces 1914 266 3
Type 1934 Destroyer  Kriegsmarine 1935 3,156 4
Type 1934A Destroyer  Kriegsmarine 1935–37 3,110 12
Type 1936 Destroyer  Kriegsmarine 1937–38 3,415 6
Type 1936A Mob Destroyer  Kriegsmarine 1941–42 3,415 7
Type 1936A Narvik Destroyer  Kriegsmarine 1939–40 3,605 8
Type 1936B Destroyer  Kriegsmarine 1942–44 3,415 3
A Destroyer  Royal Navy 1929–30 1,350 11
A Submarine  Royal Norwegian Navy 1914 268 3
Abdiel (a.k.a. Manxman) Minelayer  Royal Navy 1940–44 2,650 6
Acciaio Submarine  Regia Marina 1941 697 13
Acre Destroyer  Brazilian Navy 1943–46 1,340 6
Admiral Hipper Heavy cruiser  Kriegsmarine 1937–39 14,000 3
Admiralty (a.k.a. Scott) Destroyer flotilla leader  Royal Navy 1918–19 1,610–1,810 6 / 8
Adua Submarine  Regia Marina 1936 697 17
Ægir Submarine  Royal Danish Navy 1915 237 5
Aetos Destroyer  Hellenic Navy 1911 1,050 4
Agano Light cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1941–44 6,650 4
Ahven Minesweeper  Finnish Navy 1937 17 6
Aigle Destroyer  French Navy 1930–31 2,441 6
Akagi Maru Armed merchant cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1941 7,389 3
Akatsuki Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1931–32 1,680 4
Akizuki Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1941–44 2,700 12
Alaska Large cruiser  United States Navy 1943–50 34,253 2
Algerien Destroyer  French Navy 1943–44 1,300 6
Algerine Minesweeper  Royal Navy 1942–44 864–1,047 109
Allen M. Sumner Destroyer  United States Navy 1943–44 2,200 70
Amiral Murgescu Minelayer  Romanian Naval Forces 1939–44 1,068 2
Amphion (a.k.a. A or Acheron) Submarine  Royal Navy 1944–45 1,620 2 / 18
Andrea Doria Battleship  Regia Marina 1913 29,345 (WW2 after modification) 2
Andromeda Attack cargo ship  United States Navy 1943–45 6,761 34
Aoba Heavy cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1926 10,822 2
Aquila (a.k.a. Vifor) Scout cruiser  Romanian Naval Forces 1917–18 1,594 2
Archimede Submarine  Regia Marina 1936 985 2
Arethusa Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1934–36 5,250 4
Argo Submarine  Regia Marina 1936 810 2
Argonauta Submarine  Regia Marina 1932 667 10
Asama Cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1898 9,700 2
Asashio Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1936–37 1,961 10
Atlanta Light cruiser  United States Navy 1941–46 6,000 11
Avenger Escort carrier  Royal Navy 1940–41 8,300 3
B Destroyer  Brazilian Navy 1930 1,360 9
B Destroyer  Royal Navy 1943 1,253 9
B Submarine  Royal Norwegian Navy 1923–29 365 6
Bagley Destroyer  United States Navy 1936–37 1,646 8
Bahia Scout cruiser  Brazilian Navy 1910 3,100 2
Balao Submarine  United States Navy 1943–46 2,429 120
Balilla Submarine  Regia Marina 1928 1,484 4
Baltimore Heavy cruiser  United States Navy 1942–51 14,472 19
Bandiera Submarine  Regia Marina 1930 937 4
Bangkok Maru Armed merchant cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1937 5,351 2
Bangor Minesweeper  Royal Navy 1940–44 600 128
Barnegat Seaplane tender  United States Navy 1941–43 2,600 35
Bathurst Corvette  Royal Australian Navy 1940–42 1,025 60
Battle Destroyer  Royal Navy 1943–45 2,315–2,574 26
Benham Destroyer  United States Navy 1938–39 1,637 10
Benson Destroyer  United States Navy 1939–41 1,620 30
Beograd Destroyer  Royal Yugoslav Navy 1939 1,210 3
Bird Minesweeper  Royal Navy 1938–40 607 45
Bismarck Battleship  Kriegsmarine 1940 50,300 2
Black Swan Sloop  Royal Navy 1939–45 1,250 37
Bogue Escort carrier  United States Navy 1941–44 16,890 11 (+34 to UK as Attacker and Ruler)
Bogue (a.k.a. Attacker) Escort carrier  Royal Navy 1941–43 16,890 9
Bogue (a.k.a. Ruler) Escort carrier  Royal Navy 1942–44 16,890 25
Bourrasque Destroyer  French Navy 1924–25 1,298 12
Bragadin Submarine  Regia Marina 1931 982 2
Bretagne Battleship  French Navy 1913 22,200 3
Brin Submarine  Regia Marina 1938–39 1,016 5
Bristol Destroyer  United States Navy 1941–43 1,839 64
Brooklyn Light cruiser  United States Navy 1936–38 9,767 9
Buckley Destroyer escort  United States Navy 1943–44 1,740 56 (+46 to UK as Captain)
C Submarine  Royal Danish Navy 369 3
C Destroyer  Royal Navy 1931–32 1,397 5
C (1943) Destroyer  Royal Navy 1943–46 1,740 32
C (Caledon) Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1916–17 4,180 3 / 4
C (Carlisle) Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1916–18 4,200 5
C (Caroline) Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1914–15 4,180 1 / 6
C (Ceres) Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1917–18 4,290 5
Cachalot Submarine  United States Navy 1933 1,100 2
Calvi Submarine  Regia Marina 1935 1,550 3
Cannon Destroyer escort  United States Navy 1943–44 1,525 72
Capitani Romani Light cruiser  Regia Marina 1940–42 3,686 3
Captain Frigate  Royal Navy 1942–43 1,500 78
Casablanca Escort carrier  United States Navy 1943–45 7,800 50
Castle Corvette  Royal Navy 1943–44 1,060 44
Chacal (a.k.a. Jaguar) Destroyer  French Navy 1924 2,126 6
Chang Ning Patrol boat  Republic of China Navy 400 10
Charger Escort carrier  United States Navy 1940-41 8,000 1 (+3 to UK as Avenger)
Chiwawa Fleet oiler  United States Navy 1942 21,077 5
Chidori Torpedo boat  Imperial Japanese Navy 1933 535 4
Cimarron Fleet oiler  United States Navy 1939-45 24,830 35
Clemson Destroyer  United States Navy 1918–21 1,190 156
Cleveland Light cruiser  United States Navy 1941–46 11,744 38
Colony Frigate  Royal Navy 1943–45 1,400 21
Colorado Battleship  United States Navy 1920–21 32,600 3
Colossus Light aircraft carrier  Royal Navy 1943–44 13,200 10
Commencement Bay Escort carrier  United States Navy 1944–45 10,900 11 / 19
Condottieri (Alberto da Giussano) Light cruiser  Regia Marina 1930 6,470 4
Condottieri (Cadorna) Light cruiser  Regia Marina 1931–32 5,239 2
Condottieri (Montecuccoli) Light cruiser  Regia Marina 1934 7,404 2
Condottieri (Duca d'Aosta) Light cruiser  Regia Marina 1934–35 8,400 2
Condottieri (Duca degli Abruzzi) Light cruiser  Regia Marina 1936 11,350 2
Conte di Cavour Battleship  Regia Marina 1911 23,600 2
County (Kent) Heavy cruiser  Royal Navy 1926–27 9,850–10,900 7
County (London) Heavy cruiser  Royal Navy 1927–28 9,850 4
County (Norfolk) Heavy cruiser  Royal Navy 1928–29 9,925–9,975 2
Courbet Battleship  French Navy 1911–12 23,200 2
Crown Colony (Ceylon) Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1941–42 8,712 3
Crown Colony (Fiji) Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1939–41 8,530 8
Currituck Seaplane tender  United States Navy 1943–44 14,000 4
Curtatone Torpedo boat  Regia Marina 1923–24 967 4
Curtiss Seaplane tender  United States Navy 1940 13,000 2
D Submarine  Royal Danish Navy 369 2
D Destroyer  Royal Navy 1931–32 1,397 9
Danae Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1917–19 4,850 8
Dardo Destroyer  Regia Marina 1930 2,116 19
Deutschland Pre-dreadnought  Kriegsmarine 1906 12,100 2
Deutschland Heavy cruiser  Kriegsmarine 1931–34 12,100 3
Dido Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1939–41 5,600 11
Dido (Bellona) Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1942 5,950 5
Dixie Destroyer tender  United States Navy 1939-43 9,450 5
Dragen Destroyer  Royal Danish Navy 1929–34 290 9
Draug Destroyer  Royal Norwegian Navy 1910–13 (approx) 578 3
Drazki Torpedo boat  Bulgarian Navy 1907-08 97 6
Duguay-Trouin Light cruiser  French Navy 1923–24 7,250 3
Dunkerque Battleship  French Navy 1935–36 35,500 2
E Destroyer  Royal Navy 1934 1,428 18
Edsall Destroyer escort  United States Navy 1943–44 1,253 85
Eidsvold Coastal battleship  Royal Norwegian Navy 1899 4,233 2
Elbing Torpedo boat  Kriegsmarine 1941–44 1,295 15
Emerald Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1919–20 7,580 2
Erebus Monitor  Royal Navy 1916 7,200 2
Essex Aircraft carrier  United States Navy 1942–45 31,300 24
Evarts Destroyer escort  United States Navy 1942–44 1,360 65 (+32 to UK as Captain)
F Destroyer  Royal Navy 1934 1,428 18
Fargo Light cruiser  United States Navy 1945–46 11,744 2
Farragut Destroyer  United States Navy 1934–35 1,395 8
Fletcher Destroyer  United States Navy 1941–44 2,325 175
Florida Battleship  United States Navy 1910–11 21,825 2
Flower Corvette 1939–44 940 225
Flower (Modified) Corvette 1939–44 1,015 69
Foca Submarine  Regia Marina 1937 1,333 3
Folgore Destroyer  Regia Marina 1931 1,830 4
Fubuki Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1927–31 1,750 20
Furutaka Heavy cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1925 7,100 2
Fusō Battleship  Imperial Japanese Navy 1914–15 35,300 2
G Destroyer  Royal Navy 1935 1,340–1,350 9
Gabbiano Corvette  Regia Marina 1942 672 40
Gangut Battleship  Soviet Navy 1911 25,850 4
Gato Submarine  United States Navy 1941–43 1,825 73
Gearing Destroyer  United States Navy 1945–51 2,616 98
Generali Torpedo boat  Regia Marina 1921 832 6
Gerard Callenburgh Destroyer  Royal Netherlands Navy 1939-40 1,604 4
Glauco Submarine  Regia Marina 1935 1,035 2
Gleaves Destroyer  United States Navy 1939–41 1,630 18
Glorious Aircraft carrier  Royal Navy 1916 26,500 2
Gridley Destroyer  United States Navy 1936–38 1,590 4
Grom Destroyer  Polish Navy 1936 2,144 2
Guépard Destroyer  French Navy 1928–30 2,436 6
H Destroyer  Royal Navy 1936–39 1,340–1,350 15
Halcyon Minesweeper  Royal Navy 1938–39 1,330 21
Hamul Destroyer tender  United States Navy 1940 8,560-18,900 2
Hatsuharu Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1932–34 1,490 6
Havmanden Submarine  Royal Danish Navy 1938-40 407 4
Hawkins Heavy cruiser  Royal Navy 1917–21 9,860 5
Hiyō Aircraft carrier  Imperial Japanese Navy 1941 24,140 2
Hunt Destroyer escort  Royal Navy 1939–43 1,000–1,170 86
Hōkoku Maru Ocean liner  Imperial Japanese Navy 1940–42 17,000 3
I Destroyer  Royal Navy 1936–41 1,390 11
I-400 Submarine aircraft carrier  Imperial Japanese Navy 1944 6,560 3
Illustrious Aircraft carrier  Royal Navy 1939–40 23,000 6
Implacable Aircraft carrier  Royal Navy 1939 23,000 2
Independence Aircraft carrier  United States Navy 1942–43 11,000 9
Iowa Battleship  United States Navy 1942–50 53,000 4
Ise Battleship  Imperial Japanese Navy 1916–17 31,762 2
Isles Naval trawler  Royal Navy 1940–44 554 145
Isles (Dance) Naval trawler  Royal Navy 1940 554 20
Isles (Shakespearian) Naval trawler  Royal Navy 1940 554 12
Isles (Tree) Naval trawler  Royal Navy 1939–40 545 20
Izumo Armored cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1898 9,750 2
J Destroyer  Royal Navy 1938–39 1,690 9
Java Light cruiser  Royal Netherlands Navy 1920–21 6,670 2
John C. Butler Destroyer escort  United States Navy 1943–46 1,350 83
K Destroyer  Royal Navy 1938–39 1,690 8
Kagerō Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1938–41 2,033 18
Kamikawa Maru Seaplane tender  Imperial Japanese Navy 1936–40 6,863 4
Kamikaze Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1922–25 1,400 9
Kashii Maru Seaplane tender  Imperial Japanese Navy 1934–41 8,600 3
Katori Light cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1939–40 6,280 3
Kennebec Fleet oiler  United States Navy 1941-42 21,077-21,750 11
Kenneth Whiting Seaplane tender  United States Navy 1943–44 12,600 4
King George V Battleship  Royal Navy 1939–40 42,923 5
Kirov Heavy cruiser  Soviet Navy 1938–40 7,890 2
Kirov (Project 26-bis) Heavy cruiser  Soviet Navy 1938–44 8,177 2
Kirov (Project 26-bis2) Heavy cruiser  Soviet Navy 1938–44 8,400 2
Kondouriotis Destroyer  Hellenic Navy 1931–32 1,389 4
Kongō Battleship  Imperial Japanese Navy 1912–13 31,720 4
Kongō Maru Armed merchant cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1934 8,613 2
Königsberg Light cruiser  Kriegsmarine 1927–28 6,650 3
Kuha Minesweeper  Finnish Navy 1941–46 18 6
Kuma Light cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1919–20 5,019 5
Kyzikos Torpedo boat  Hellenic Navy 1914–15 270 3
L Destroyer  Royal Navy 1939–41 1,920 8
L Submarine  Royal Navy 1916–19 1,091–1,168 27
L'Adroit Destroyer  French Navy 1926–29 1,356 14
La Galissonnière Light cruiser  French Navy 1933–36 7,600 6
La Masa Torpedo boat  Regia Marina 1917 840 8
Le Fantasque Destroyer (or light cruiser)  French Navy 1933–34 2,570 6
Le Hardi Destroyer  French Navy 1938–47 1,772 11
Leander Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1931–34 7,270 5
Leander (Amphion) Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1931–34 6,830 3
Leipzig Light cruiser  Kriegsmarine 1929–34 6,515–6,980 2
Leone Destroyer  Regia Marina 1924 2,003 3
Lexington Aircraft carrier  United States Navy 1925 37,000 2
Littorio Battleship  Regia Marina 1937–40 45,236 3
Liuzzi Submarine  Regia Marina 1939–40 1,166 2
Long Island Escort carrier  United States Navy 1939 13,500 1 (+1 to UK as HMS Archer)
M Destroyer  Royal Navy 1941–42 1,920 8
MAC Merchant aircraft carrier  Royal Navy (para-military) 1942–45 7,950–9,133 10
MAC (Rapana) Merchant aircraft carrier  Royal Navy (para-military) 1942–45 8,010 9
Mackerel Submarine  United States Navy 1940–41 825 2
Maestrale Destroyer  Regia Marina 1934 2,025 4
Mahan Destroyer  United States Navy 1935–36 1,488 18
Mameli Submarine  Regia Marina 1929 880 4
Marcello Submarine  Regia Marina 1939 1,060 11
Marcilio Dias (also M) Destroyer  Brazilian Navy 1940–41 1,500 3
Marconi Submarine  Regia Marina 1940 1,195 6
Matsu Destroyer escort  Imperial Japanese Navy 1944 1,262 18
Micca Submarine  Regia Marina 1935 1,570 1
Minekaze Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1919–22 1,345 13
Minotaur Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1943–45 8,800 6
Mirabello Destroyer  Regia Marina 1915–16 1,811 2
Mississippi Battleship  Hellenic Navy 1905 13,000 2
Mogador Destroyer (or light cruiser)  French Navy 1936–37 2,884 2
Mogami Heavy cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1934–36 8,500 4
Momi Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1918–23 770 21
Momo Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1917–18 835 4
Mutsuki Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1925–27 1,315 12
Myōkō Heavy cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1927–28 10,000 4
N Destroyer  Royal Navy 1940–41 1,690 8
Nagara Light cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1920–21 5,088 6
Nagato Battleship  Imperial Japanese Navy 1919–20 39,130 2
Narwhal Submarine  United States Navy 1928-30 3,900 2
Navigatori Destroyer  Regia Marina 1929–31 2,380 12
Nelson Battleship  Royal Navy 1925 41,250 2
Nevada Battleship  United States Navy 1914 29,000 2
New Mexico Battleship  United States Navy 1917 33,000 3
New Orleans (ex-Astoria) Heavy cruiser  United States Navy 1933–36 10,136 7
New York Battleship  United States Navy 1912 27,000 2
North Carolina Battleship  United States Navy 1940 47,400 2
Northampton Heavy cruiser  United States Navy 1929–30 9,006 6
O Destroyer  Royal Navy 1939–42 1,610 8
Odin Submarine  Royal Navy 1926–29 1,922–2,060 12
Odin Destroyer  Royal Norwegian Navy 1939 632 3
Omaha Light cruiser  United States Navy 1920–24 7,050 10
Oruç Reis Submarine  Royal Navy 1940 856 4
Orzeł Submarine  Polish Navy 1938 1,100 2
Ōtori Torpedo boat  Imperial Japanese Navy 1935–37 840 8
P Destroyer  Royal Navy 1939–42 1,610 8
Palestro Torpedo boat  Regia Marina 1921 1033 4
Parthian Submarine  Royal Navy 1929 2,070 6
Pegaso Torpedo boat  Regia Marina 1938 840 4
Pennsylvania Battleship  United States Navy 1915 33,000 2
Pensacola Heavy cruiser  United States Navy 1929 9,100 2
Perla Submarine  Regia Marina 1936 697 10
Pichincha Coast guard vessel  Colombia 120 3
Pilo Torpedo boat  Regia Marina 1915 770 7
Pisani Submarine  Regia Marina 1930 880 4
Poeti Destroyer  Regia Marina 1937 2,320 4
Porpoise Submarine  United States Navy 1935–37 1,310 10
Porter Destroyer  United States Navy 1936–37 1,834 8
Portland Heavy cruiser  United States Navy 1931–32 10,258 2
Proussa Torpedo boat  Hellenic Navy 1915–16 266 2
Q Destroyer  Royal Navy 1941–42 1,705 8
Queen Elizabeth Battleship  Royal Navy 1913–15 33,790 (as built) 5
R Destroyer  Royal Navy 1941–42 1,705 8
R Submarine  United States Navy 1918–19 570 27
R (Admiralty) Destroyer  Royal Navy 1916–17 940–1,052 1 / 62
Rainbow Submarine  Royal Navy 1930 2,000 6
Regele Ferdinand Destroyer  Romanian Naval Forces 1928–29 1,400 2
Renown Battlecruiser  Royal Navy 1916 32,000 2
Revenge Battleship  Royal Navy 1914–16 28,000 5
Richelieu Battleship  French Navy 1939–40 47,548 2
River (RAN Group I) Frigate  Royal Australian Navy 1943–45 1,420 8
River (RAN Group II) Frigate  Royal Australian Navy 1944–45 1,537 4
River (RCN Group) Frigate  Royal Canadian Navy 1941–44 1,445 70
River (RN Group I) Frigate  Royal Navy 1941–44 1,370 23
River (RN Group II) Frigate  Royal Navy 1941–44 1,400 44
Rudderow Destroyer escort  United States Navy 1943–44 1,430 22
S Submarine  Royal Navy 1931–45 950 63
S Submarine  United States Navy 1918–25 900 48
S Destroyer  Royal Navy 1942–43 1,710 8
S (Admiralty) Destroyer  Royal Navy 1917–18 1,092 11 / 55
S (Thornycroft) Destroyer  Royal Navy 1917–18 1,092 5
S (Yarrow) Destroyer  Royal Navy 1917–18 1,092 7
Salmon Submarine  United States Navy 1937–38 1,430 6
Sangamon Escort carrier  United States Navy 1939 11,400 4
Sargo Submarine  United States Navy 1938–39 1,450 10
Sauro Destroyer  Regia Marina 1926–27 1,137 4
Scharnhorst Battleship  Kriegsmarine 1936 38,700 2
Sella Destroyer  Regia Marina 1927–27 1,480 2
Sendai Light cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1923–25 5,113 3
Serrano Destroyer  Chilean Navy 1928 1,090 6
Shiratsuyu Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1935–37 1,685 10
Sims Destroyer  United States Navy 1938–39 1,764 12
Sirena Submarine  Regia Marina 1934 678 12
Sirtori Torpedo boat  Regia Marina 1917 845 4
Sleipner Destroyer  Royal Norwegian Navy 1936–38 597 3
Søbjørnen Minesweeper  Royal Danish Navy 270 6
Soldati Destroyer  Regia Marina 1937–42 1,620 19
Somers Destroyer  United States Navy 1937–38 2,047 5
South Dakota Battleship  United States Navy 1941–42 44,519 4
Spica Torpedo boat  Regia Marina 1936–38 640 30
Squalo Submarine  Regia Marina 1930 933 4
St. Louis Light cruiser  United States Navy 1939 10,000 2
Suffren Heavy cruiser  French Navy 1927–30 9,940 4
T Destroyer  Royal Navy 1942–43 1,710 8
T2 Auxiliary oil tanker  United States Navy 1939–45 21,100–22,445 533
Tachibana Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1919–22 1,289 14
Tacoma Frigate  United States Navy 1943–45 1,400 96
Taiyō Escort carrier  Imperial Japanese Navy 1939–40 20,000 3
Takao Heavy cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1930–31 9,850 4
Tambor Submarine  United States Navy 1939–41 1,475 12
Tench Submarine  United States Navy 1944–51 1,826 31
Tennessee Battleship  United States Navy 1919 33,000 2
Thornycroft Destroyer flotilla leader  Royal Navy 1918–19 1,480 3 / 5
Tone Heavy cruiser  Imperial Japanese Navy 1937–38 11,215 2
Tordenskjold Coastal defence ship  Royal Norwegian Navy 1897–98 3,852 2
Town Destroyer  Royal Navy 1917–19 1,020–1,190 50
Town (Southampton) Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1936 9,100 5
Town (Gloucester) Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1937 9,400 3
Town (Edinburgh) Light cruiser  Royal Navy 1938 10,400 2
Trad Torpedo boat  Royal Thai Navy 1935–37 262 9
Treasury High endurance cutter  United States Coast Guard 1936–37 2,700 7
Trento Heavy cruiser  Regia Marina 1926–32 10,511–10,890 3
Tribal Destroyer  Royal Navy 1937–46 1,854–1,927 27
Tromp Light cruiser  Royal Netherlands Navy 1937–39 3,450 2
Trygg Torpedo boat  Royal Norwegian Navy 1919–21 220 3
Turbine Destroyer  Regia Marina 1927–28 1,090 8
Type 23 Torpedo boat  Kriegsmarine 1926 923 6
Type 24 Torpedo boat  Kriegsmarine 1926–27 923 6
Type 35 Torpedo boat  Kriegsmarine 1937–39 844 12
Type 37 Torpedo boat  Kriegsmarine 1938–40 853 9
Type 40 Torpedo boat  Kriegsmarine 1942–43 2,566 12 (3 launched but not completed)
Type 41 Torpedo boat  Kriegsmarine 1943–44 2,155 12 (8 launched but not completed)
Type C1 ship Auxiliary cargo ship  United States Navy 1942–45 6,240–8,015 408
Type C2 ship Auxiliary cargo ship  United States Navy 1944–45 13,910 173
Type C3 ship Auxiliary cargo ship  United States Navy 1940–47 12,000 465
Type C4 ship Auxiliary cargo ship  United States Navy 1940–47 11,757–12,420 75
Type I Submarine  Kriegsmarine 1936 892 2
Type II Submarine  Kriegsmarine 1939–40 300 50
Type VII Submarine  Kriegsmarine 1935–44 626–1,084 743
Type IX Submarine  Kriegsmarine 1937–44 1,032–1,616 193
U Destroyer  Royal Navy 1942–43 1,777–1,808 8
Unryū Fleet carrier  Imperial Japanese Navy 1943–44 22,534 3
V Destroyer  Royal Navy 1942–43 1,777–1,808 8
V (Admiralty) Destroyer  Royal Navy 1917–18 1,100 17 / 23
V (Admiralty leader) Destroyer flotilla leader  Royal Navy 1917 1,207 3 / 5
V (Thornycroft) Destroyer  Royal Navy 1917–18 1,120 2
V7 River gunboat  Romanian Naval Forces 1943 2
Väinämöinen Coastal defence ship  Finnish Navy 1931–32 3,900 2
Van Galen Destroyer  Royal Netherlands Navy 1927–28 1,316 4
Van Ghent Destroyer  Royal Netherlands Navy 1926–27 1,316 4
Vasilefs Georgios Destroyer  Hellenic Navy 1938 1,350 2
Vauquelin Destroyer  French Navy 1931–32 2,441 6
Vedenia Motor torpedo boat  Romanian Naval Forces 1943–44 30 6
Veinticinco de Mayo Heavy cruiser  Argentine Navy 1928–29 6,800 2
W Destroyer  Royal Navy 1943–44 1,710 8
W (Admiralty) Destroyer  Royal Navy 1917–18 1,100–1,140 32 / 33
W (Thornycroft) Destroyer  Royal Navy 1917–18 1,120–1,140 4
Wakatake Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1922–23 900 6
Wicher Destroyer  Polish Navy 1928–29 1,540 2
Wickes Destroyer  United States Navy 1917–19 1,090 33
Wyoming Battleship  United States Navy 1911 27,000 2
X Submarine  Royal Navy 1943–45 30 14
XE Submarine  Royal Navy 1943–45 33 12
XT Training submarine  Royal Navy 1943–45 30 6
Yamato Battleship  Imperial Japanese Navy 1940 73,000 2
York Heavy cruiser  Royal Navy 1928–29 8,300 2
Yorktown Aircraft carrier  United States Navy 1936–40 23,000 3
Yūgumo Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1941–44 2,077 20
Z Destroyer  Royal Navy 1943–44 1,710 8
Wilk Submarine  Polish Navy 1929-55 1,250 3
Zara Heavy cruiser  Regia Marina 1930–31 11,680 4

Single-ship "classes"

Class Type Country Launch Year Displacement (tons)
Akagi Aircraft carrier  Imperial Japanese Navy 1925 36,500
Argonaut Submarine  United States Navy 1927 4,161
Ark Royal Aircraft carrier  Royal Navy 1937 22,000
Aquila Aircraft carrier  Regia Marina N/A 23,500
Dristigheten Seaplane carrier  Swedish Navy 1927 3,445
Fieramosca Submarine  Regia Marina 1931 1,556
Graf Zeppelin Aircraft carrier  Kriegsmarine N/A 33,550
Hiryū Aircraft carrier  Imperial Japanese Navy 1937 17,300
Hood Battlecruiser  Royal Navy 1918 45,470
Kaga Aircraft carrier  Imperial Japanese Navy 1921 38,200
Ranger Aircraft carrier  United States Navy 1933 17,577
Wichita Heavy cruiser  United States Navy 1935 10,589
Settembrini Submarine  Regia Marina 1932 953
Shimakaze Destroyer  Imperial Japanese Navy 1942 2,570
Sōryū Aircraft carrier  Imperial Japanese Navy 1935 16,200
Surcouf Cruiser submarine  French Navy 1929 3,250-4,304
Wasp Aircraft carrier  United States Navy 1939 19,000

See also

References

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